Ask any rosarian in the United States, and the name Chamblee's will be a familiar one. They are quite popular as a mail order rose supplier. They are also located in Tyler, Texas, so I don't usually order my roses - I go get them! I thought you would enjoy a look at this famous rose nursery.
A sign advertises that you have arrived. 85 degrees (F) - fairly cool today!
Row after row of greenhouses hold roses.
Inside, everything is arranged alphabetically. Earthkind roses are designated with a special sign. Austin roses are arranged alphabetically in their own special section.
Very neat, clean, and user friendly.
Just grab a cart and start loading up!
Knowledgeable staff always asks if help is needed. Sometimes I pump them for information; other times I just wander around, or take a list (not necessarily sticking to it).
Check out in the office is swift, easy, and air-conditioned!
But - do you want to know a secret?
If you visit in person, there is always a section of roses on sale! These are just the few leftovers of the varieties they no long list. At usually $5.00 a rose, it's a great place to start shopping - or finish!
Disclaimer: I receive no discount, no favors, and am not related in any way to the Chamblees.
Although - I do purchase so much, they once asked if I was a wholesaler!
Not to be rude, but my tongue is hanging out right now! I haven't even fertilized my roses yet; we had snow flurries the other day. What a treat this was, Holley - a look at things to come!ReplyDelete
Thanks for "taking us to Chamblees"! It seems everything really is bigger & better in Texas! Lovely, lovely - wish I could visit.ReplyDelete
I laughed at your last line - you purchase so much you were asked if you were a wholesaler! What a treat to have such a nice nursery nearby at your disposal.ReplyDelete
Thanks for showing me where my Amazone and Isabella Sprunt came from :). Sounds like you had a good time. What roses did you buy??ReplyDelete
Holley, that is so interesting for me to see your photos of the Chamblee's Nursery, since I recently ordered from them for the first time two David Austin roses, 'William Shakespeare 2000' and 'Charles Darwin'. Wow, I have to say I am impressed how organized and neat this nursery seems to be. Would love to visit them in person!ReplyDelete
Chamblees looks like heaven for a rose person like you. How wonderfully neat and organized for a nursery. It warms my Virgo heart.ReplyDelete
Carolyn took the words right out of my mouth..rose heaven...ReplyDelete
It is a rosarians dream come true! To visit Chamblees...My My I could do some damage under the $5 tent to be sure. So glad you are able to go in person. Alas, I am relegated to mail order offerings....ReplyDelete
Susan - It's so hot here, it's hard to imagine snow! I hope spring comes to you soon.ReplyDelete
Gardening Blog - This is one of the nicest nurseries I have ever visited, with the most knowledgeable people. It really is a nice place to see.
Marguerite - I do feel lucky that I have a good rose nursery so close. Getting plants in the mail is fine - I do it - but it is so much easier and less stressful to go buy them in person.
Masha - I had to go outside and write them down - I had a list, but changed my mind after I got there. I ended up with 2-Charles Darwin, 2-Glamis Castle, 4-Cupcake, 2-Ducher, 3-Lion's Fairy Tale, 2-LaMarne, 2- Cream Veranda. These will go in a new area I'm working on, with almost mirror beds. And 1-Frances Dubreuil for another area.
Christina - I first found Chamblee's looking for an Austin rose. I'm so glad they sell them! They are very organized. I hope you enjoy your new roses.
Carolyn - Yes, most people that go there comment how clean it is - amazing how little 'dirt' there is! I don't know how they keep it that clean, but arranging things alphabetically makes it very easy to find what rose you're looking for.
Donna - Yes, heaven. And people wonder how I can go there and spend hours there. Once they start sweating, they start grumbling. Not me. I could stay there and browse all day!
Redneck Rosarian - The $5 tent is one reason I can resist all those big box roses. I know I can find a rose in better shape for less money, if I just want to impulse shop a rose. Of course, being so close is quite a temptation!
Well, I did not know of the store! But driving from Louisiana to Ft. Worth last year there were roses for sale by the side of the road. and I knew Tyler was a big rose place. I can't wait until I get a chance to visit! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Jeannie - Yes, Tyler is big on roses! Next time you get to visit, be sure to go by the Rose Garden. It's free - and filled with beautiful roses.ReplyDelete
I just ordered my last rose of the season from there. I desperately want to visit a place like this! The nearest to me is nearly 3 hours away, but I might have to suck it up.ReplyDelete